Designing the Future Open Cities


Reboot is proud to be a co-organizer of the Open Cities Summit in Buenos Aires on September 24, ahead of the 2018 International Open Data Conference (IODC18). Zack Brisson and Marielle Velander will lead the workshop From Theory to Impact: Designing Open Data Programs to Solve City Problems, discussing demand-driven open data. And at IODC18, Panthea Lee will share insights from the summit as part of the Smart Cities and Open Data panel. Join the conversation at #OpenCitiesSummit and #IODC18!

Opening Doors with Open Data in NYC


Today marks the release of the 2018 Open Data Report, an important update on New York City’s pioneering open data program. Reboot worked closely with the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics for the second year in a row to tell the story of open data in New York and its impact on city agencies and residents. We also helped produce an accessible, inspiring video to help New Yorkers understand the city’s commitment to excellence and inclusivity through data—watch it at this link.

Welcome Maria Unawu!


Meet Reboot’s newest Communications Intern, Maria Unawu! She joins the team in our West Africa office with a background in film and media. Maria hopes to use her creativity to make an impact and will support the team with designing communications strategy, including social media, blog posts, and other channels for engagement.

Moving Open Government Forward


From July 17–19th, Zack Brisson, Panthea Lee, and Lauren Gardner will attend the 5th Open Government Partnerships Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia, along with representatives from 75 countries. On July 17th, Zack will facilitate the panel, From Failure to Feasibility: Hard Won Wisdom from Tech for Social Impact Changemakers, as part of Civil Society Day. Join the conversation at #OGPGeorgia!

Welcome Calvin Hutcheon and Emma Pattison!


Reboot is excited to welcome our new Visual Design Interns, Calvin and Emma. Calvin is a rising senior at Maryland Institute College of Art, with experience as a freelance product designer. Emma is a Texas native and recent graduate of The University of North Texas, where she earned her BFA in Communication Design. Calvin and Emma will contribute to digital and print projects at Reboot, crafting publications, designing wireframes, and developing concepts.

Welcome Kisha Bwenge!


Reboot is pleased to welcome Kisha Bwenge to the team as our Communications & Marketing Associate. She brings a range of experience in communications strategy and a passion for international development. Kisha looks forward to sharing Reboot’s vision of inclusivity and innovation in governance and global development.